I am trying to install Sitecore Commerce 9.0.1 (Commerce 9 Update 1) on my local machine and I hit a major block.

While running the .\Deploy-Sitecore-Commerce.ps1 script, I hit the following exception:

[-----CreateWebsite : ManageCommerceService----] [CreateWebsite]:[Create-Website] SitecoreBizFx Creating and starting the SitecoreBizFx web site Install-SitecoreConfiguration : Parameter 'PhysicalPath' should point to existing path. At C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\SitecoreInstallFramework\1.2.0\Public\Install-SitecoreConfiguration.ps1:253 char:21 + & $entry.Task.Command @paramSet | Out-Default + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo: NotSpecified: (:) [Write-Error], WriteErrorException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.WriteErrorException,Install-SitecoreConfiguration

Does anybody know what is causing this exception?


  • Haven't done this install yet, but the error suggest you to look at the PhysicalPath parameter in your install configuration and to make sure that path does exist. There is probably a folder that does not exist. – Gatogordo Mar 23 '18 at 9:56
  • Salut Darius, can you add here Deploy-Sitecore-Commerce.ps1 ? – Vlad Iobagiu Mar 23 '18 at 10:40

This error appear when you don't unzip BizFix and you don't have the right path on SitecoreBizFxServicesContentPath param.

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Your Deploy-Sitecore-Commerce.ps1 will look like :

$params = @{
        Path = Resolve-Path '.\Configuration\Commerce\Master_SingleServer.json' 
        SiteName = $SiteName
        SiteHostHeaderName = $SiteHostHeaderName 
        InstallDir = "$($Env:SYSTEMDRIVE)\inetpub\wwwroot\$SiteName"
        XConnectInstallDir = "$($Env:SYSTEMDRIVE)\inetpub\wwwroot\$($SiteName)_xconnect"
        CertificateName = $SiteName
        CommerceServicesDbServer = "."
        CommerceServicesDbName = "SitecoreCommerce9_SharedEnvironments"
        CommerceServicesGlobalDbName = "SitecoreCommerce9_Global"       
        SitecoreDbServer = $($Env:COMPUTERNAME)
        SitecoreCoreDbName = "$($SqlDbPrefix)_Core"
        CommerceSearchProvider = $CommerceSearchProvider
        SolrUrl = "https://localhost:8983/solr"
        SolrRoot = "c:\\SOLR\\solr-6.6.2"
        SolrService = "Solr"
        SolrSchemas = ( Join-Path -Path $DEPLOYMENT_DIRECTORY -ChildPath "SolrSchemas" )
        SearchIndexPrefix = "commercedemo"
        AzureSearchServiceName = ""
        AzureSearchAdminKey = ""
        AzureSearchQueryKey = ""
        CommerceEngineDacPac = "C:\\Deploy2\\Database\\Sitecore.Commerce.Engine.DB.dacpac"     
        CommerceOpsServicesPort = "5015"
        CommerceShopsServicesPort = "5005"
        CommerceAuthoringServicesPort = "5000"
        CommerceMinionsServicesPort = "5010"        
        SitecoreCommerceEngineZipPath = "C:\\Deploy2\\Sitecore.Commerce.Engine.2.0.1922.zip"        
        SitecoreBizFxServicesContentPath = "c:\Deploy2\bizfix\"     
        SitecoreIdentityServerZipPath = "C:\\Deploy2\\Sitecore.IdentityServer.1.0.65.zip"
        CommerceEngineCertificatePath = "C:\\Deploy2\\commercedemo.crt"     
        SiteUtilitiesSrc = "c:\\Deploy2\\sif commerce\\SiteUtilityPages"    
        HabitatImagesModuleFullPath = "c:\\deploy2\\Sitecore.Commerce.Habitat.Images-1.0.0.zip" 
        AdvImagesModuleFullPath = "c:\\deploy2\\Adventure Works Images.zip" 
        CommerceConnectModuleFullPath = "c:\\deploy2\\Sitecore Commerce Connect Core 11.0.192.zip"  
        CEConnectPackageFullPath = "c:\\deploy2\\Sitecore.Commerce.Engine.Connect.2.0.835.update"
        PowerShellExtensionsModuleFullPath = "c:\\deploy2\\Sitecore PowerShell Extensions-4.7 for Sitecore 8.zip"
        SXAModuleFullPath = "c:\\deploy2\\Sitecore Experience Accelerator 1.6 rev. 180103 for 9.0.zip"
        SXACommerceModuleFullPath = "c:\\deploy2\\Sitecore Commerce Experience Accelerator 1.0.2184.zip"
        SXAStorefrontModuleFullPath = "c:\\deploy2\\Sitecore Commerce Experience Accelerator Storefront 1.0.2184.zip"
        SXAStorefrontThemeModuleFullPath = "c:\\deploy2\\Sitecore Commerce Experience Accelerator Storefront Themes 1.0.2184.zip"
        SXAStorefrontCatalogModuleFullPath = "c:\\deploy2\\Sitecore Commerce Experience Accelerator Habitat Catalog 1.0.2184.zip"
        MergeToolFullPath = "C:\deploy2\\Microsoft.Web.XmlTransform.dll"
        UserAccount = @{
            Domain = $Env:COMPUTERNAME
            UserName = 'CommerceUser'
            Password = 'Pu8azaCr'

I have run into several issues with paths during installation of Sitecore Commerce 9 Initial Release.

I have tweaked couple of paths so they are not ambiguous or wrong in initial ps1 script.

Here is my script which is for Commerce 9 Initial Release but should be more or less same also for Update 1 (use WinMerge to compare ps1 files):

Here is also complete guide on how to install Sitecore Commerce 9 initial release:

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